The term “independent musician” doesn’t quite convey the extent of Kyle Donovan’s dedication to the do-it-yourself ethos. Performing under the name Miles Wide, the self-taught musician acts as his own manager, recording engineer, Web developer, graphic designer, press contact, booking agent and social media correspondent.
For the Swannanoa Valley Museum, the spring season is an excellent time to remind people of what came before and the foundations that facilitate growth.
Around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, a brush fire caused by unknown sources in the Ridgecrest area of Buncombe County erupted across the ridgeline. Spurred by gusty winds and dry conditions, the blaze soon spread across the mountains bordering Black Mountain, destroying several homes and forcing residents to flee to safety as state and federal Park Service officials, along with firefighters from across Western North Carolina, came in droves to battle the wildfire.
A century ago, French suburbanites favored spending lazy weekend days relaxing at outdoor drinking establishments called guinguettes. Now, veteran Asheville restaurateurs Cecilia Marchesini and Stephane Diaz are reinventing this concept for the Western North Carolina crowd.
The series will begin on Saturday, March 7, with a hike starting at Camp Rockmont for Boys, ascending to Cedar Cliff and “The Garden of Eden” — famous for its abundance of sunbathing serpents in the warmer months.
A dinner with author Robin Rose Bennett at Over Easy Café, new tabletop grills at Korean House, changes in the food-truck scene, a class on the science of cooking with Mark Rosenstein and a coffee IPA tasting event are all in the news this week.
Summer was bid farewell and lady autumn was greeted with open hearts by tea fans of all ages who gathered at Dobra Tea in Black Mountain on Sunday, Sept. 21, to celebrate the change of seasons. Dobra Tea and Panther Moon Tea Co. united to host the inaugural Fall Equinox Communi-Tea Festival, an event filled with music, […]
The tea cooperative, which has a location in Asheville, serves tea and an expanded selection of gluten-free baked goods at 120 Broadway St. in Black Mountain.
An outsider art exhibit hangs at Monte Vista Inn through Sept. 1.
This weekend, enjoy a scenic hike, outdoor festivals, a float down the French Broad and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost entertainment.
Andrew Snavely, the owner of Dobrá‘s Asheville location, will open a second shop near his home in Black Mountain.
The Asheville-Buncombe League of Women Voters hosts a forum tonight, Oct 8, with the candidates for Commission District 2 and House District 115 (6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Black Mountain Library). Follow Reporters David Forbes and Jake Frankel via #avlelect.
NPR theme song composer BJ Leiderman recently moved to Swannanoa to work on his first album. Catch his debut Asheville performances this weekend.
WNC is a leader in N.C. for green construction, the gold rating has – so far – only been awarded in 15% of green houses.
The proposed downtown Asheville Business Improvement District isn’t just controversial within the city limits: four towns, along with the Buncombe County Fire Chiefs’ Association, oppose the measure because it will reduce the sales-tax revenue they receive from the county.
Actually, it’s been up and running for a month or so now. And there’s a full music schedule, including acts all weekend and some exciting bands coming up, such as New Orleans-based Americana artist Kristin Diable.
I am the owner and lead designer of Earthsister, a clothing line based in Black Mountain. I moved my business to Western North Carolina because of the natural beauty, the access to outdoor recreation and the region's embrace of the arts. These are important quality-of-life indicators that I greatly value and my target market seeks. […]
It's been almost 30 years since I was moved to write another letter to a paper, but the urge to respond to the recent comments by Sen. Jim Forrester was just too much to resist. I think we have been given a beautiful opportunity here to practice compassion for those less fortunate. One thing I've […]
The 34th annual Sourwood Festival takes over downtown Black Mountain this weekend with a family-friendly afternoon of music, dancing and games. More than 30,000 people are expected to attend this year’s celebration, which runs through Sunday evening.
Black Mountain is a restaurant merry-go-round. In the short year that I have lived here, I have seen H.T. Papa's restaurant close; it is now a Chinese place. A coffee house on the edge of town closed — the lady who ran it left and opened her place in Old Fort (now I hear it […]
Sometimes Asheville can feel too crowded. When tourist season’s in full swing and the streets are choked with cars, trucks and buses, a place like Hot Springs can be just the ticket. Conversely, sometimes Asheville feels too small — especially when you’re trying to buy something embarrassing at the grocery store. When you want to […]